ALPARC is officially taking part to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021 in Marseille (FR), next January 7th - 15th, in cooperation with the Swiss National Park.
The congress has been postponed from June 2020 to January 2021 due to the Corona crisis.
After the first selection phase, the IUCN responded to our application asking us to join forces with the Swiss National Park in our activities during the Congress. This gives us the opportunity to closely cooperate with the oldest national park in the Alps and central Europe towards the common goal of fostering intra-generational discussions.
In fact, the concept consists in fostering a dialogue between young professionals and other experts on the role of protected areas in the mitigation of the effects of climate change. In this context young professionals from all over the Alps will be invited to a preparatory workshop in Munich in October 2020.
Ecological connectivity, biodiversity conservation and the safeguard of mountainous ecosystem services in view of climate change will be the central topics of the slot that ALPARC will have during the IUCN World Conservation Congress. For this objective, the network will not only collaborate with various protected areas but also other stakeholders, such as the EUSALP action group 7, in order to recommend solutions to the current challenges.
More information and the exact date of the workshop will follow soon.